Maryland Firemen Convene

Issue 7 and Volume 104.

Maryland Firemen Convene A huge parade marked the close of the three-day 50th annual convention of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association in Cumberland, Md., on June 22 last. Over 50 fire companies, nearly 50 units of apparatus, and 19 bands and drum corps participated. Speaker at the final session was Governor McKeldin, who praised the volunteers as “men of distinction, volunteering for difficult jobs, doing them well and not hounding the state treasury for assistance.” Another prominent speaker was Dr. H. C. Byrd, president of the University of Maryland, who outlined the University’s plans for furthering firemen’s training and announced the appointment of Robert Byrus to the post of director of fire service extension. Newly elected officers of the Association are: Cromwell C. Zembower of La Vale, president; B. H. Shipman, Jr. of Ellicot City, first vice-president; William S. Chenoweth of Pikesville, second vice-president; William A. Wilson of Midland, treasurer;…

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